Written answers

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Commission for Communications Regulation

Photo of James LawlessJames Lawless (Kildare North, Fianna Fail)
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45. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when the enhanced powers for enforcement for the Commission for Communications Regulation as set out in the programme for Government will be granted; the timeframe for the passage of the legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37328/20]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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ComReg currently has a suite of enforcement and sanction powers available to it in regulating the telecommunications sector. Transposition of the European Electronic Communications Code, a new European regulatory framework will include, inter alia, certain additional provisions relating to enforcement. Against the backdrop of the transposition of the Code, my Department, in collaboration with ComReg, is developing proposals to further strengthen ComReg's enforcement regime, as committed to in the Programme for Government, with a view to developing draft legislative proposals.

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